Shamus+ (with source code)
Shamus+ (C) 1982 Synapse Software – (C) 2017 slx
- Original game by William Mataga and Jack L. Thornton (Synapse)
- Patched version with added maps from Commodore 64 game
- EXEcutable file
- All changes well documented
- Assembler and ACTION! source code available
Shamus+ – New Mazes for Shamus
Shamus+ is a patch of Shamus allowing to play the extra mazes from the
C64 version. It includes a “Tournament” mode playing all mazes in succession
and a pause function. A rare bug affecting advanced players only is rectified.
This archive contains the following files:
Shamuspl.xex The patched game executable.
Shamuspl.asm The assembly source code for the patch program
Shamusplus.asm.pdf A coloured printout of the assembly source code*
ShamconB.ACT Action! program converting maze code from C64 to Atari
New Mazes for Shamus.pdf A detailed description of the patch and its history and
the Atari and C64 maze encoding.*
README.TXT this file
SHAM_C64.MAP The map data extracted from the C64 version of Shamus.
SHAM_A8.MAP The map data converted to Atari format.
* only in .zip file for PC, not on ATR.
Use [OPTION] to select the starting Maze. “Tournament” will play through all mazes
in sequence (except the “Original C64” which is almost identical to the original
When you die in tournament mode the next game will start at the beginning of the
maze you died in. The maze selection will still read “Tournament”. In order to start
a tournament from scratch, use [OPTION] to rotate through all the mazes until you are
in “Tournament” again.
Use [SPACE] to pause and the fire button to end the pause.
Shamus was originally written by William Mataga and published by Synapse Software in 1982.
Copyright is assumed to be with Cathryn Mataga at the time of this patch.
The C64 levels are believed to have been developed by Jack L. Thornton who
is named on the C64 version title page.
I have been unable to contact either of them and hope that they approve of this patch.
Copyright of the patch and conversion software is with the author
Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software for any
purpose without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above
copyright notice and this permission notice appear in all copies.
Should any of this interfere with any copyright of the original author(s),
their copyright shall have precedence.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND THE AUTHOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES
WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR
ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES
WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN
ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF
OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.